Yeah, sort of surprised that they haven't done 2 x 500GB platters in the 1TB Black/Green models yet. Putting 2 platters in the 1TB Black would make it more competitive with the Samsung F3.
333GB? Weird, so they actually make 333GB platters and 320GB platters? (those in the 320/640GB drives) Or am I overlooking some obvious drive size/formatting issue?
I was originally aiming for the Samsung because of the platter size and the fact that it runs cooler and quieter, but like a jackass I went with the WD Black because of a sale. The WD is one annoying bugger, the idle seek noises are driving me nuts.
Now I wanna try to rid myself of the WD and get the samsung without much of a loss.
That article linked is over 18 months old. WD is well known for changing platter configurations without changing the model number.
With that said, does anybody know if the newer 1TB black drives have gone to 500GB platters yet? I've tried searching for part numbers but have come up empty so far.
I guess you could guarantee getting 500GB platters by buying the new WD1002FAEX drive.
I weighed my Dec 09 drive against another 1TB black drive made in Feb 09 and they are identical. Also it is significantly heavier than my 640GB black drive. It's not proof, but I think it's likely that it's a 3 platter drive.
[LYL]Homer;1035345904 said:1tb of data just weighs more than 640gb.